THESE GIRLS HAVE DEMONS

Meghan Brown (Book & Lyrics) and Sarah Taylor Ellis (Music)
Ellie Heyman (Director)

READING

First featured in the 2018 SPARK festival, THESE GIRLS HAVE DEMONS returns with an all-new draft. Being a teenage girl is hard: every party, every grade and every kiss can feel like a life-or-death event. But being a teenage girl possessed by a demon, with the forces of the radical matriarchy and repressive patriarchy fighting for your very soul? It’s a lot harder. A darkly funny rock musical with heart, humor… and demons.

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:00pm
Benedum Rehearsal Studios
RSVP Required

Sunday, April 14 @ 1:00pm
Benedum Rehearsal Studios
RSVP Required

CREATIVE TEAM

MEGHAN BROWN (Book & Lyrics) is an award-winning playwright based in Los Angeles. Musical projects include book and lyrics for EMMA (music: Sarah Taylor Ellis), the libretto for the improvised opera The Discord Altar (OperaWorks), and lyrics for the song cycle Untuned Ears Hear Nothing but Discord (Lincoln Center, music: Ben Toth). Current projects include wild west musical Cowboy Elektra with Rogue Artists Ensemble (music: Zach Lupetin), and political foodie suspense play The Tasters (developed at Portland Center Stage). 

SARAH TAYLOR ELLIS (Composer) writes music that empowers female voices and blurs the boundaries among musical theatre, art song, and opera. In addition to These Girls Have Demons, Sarah is the composer of a steampunk Regency adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma (book/lyrics by Meghan Brown) and an opera adaptation of The Trojan Women (libretto by Ellen McLaughlin). Sarah is Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre at the University of Chester, where she is establishing a new undergraduate musical theatre program. staylorellis.com

ELLIE HEYMAN (Director) is the Director in Residence at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in NYC. Recent credits include: A$AP Rocky's performance art piece, Lab Rat, at Sotheby's, Beardo (Drama Desk Award Nomination; Pipeline Theater), Boner Killer (Under the Radar/The Public Theater), THIS (Bessie Award Nomination for Outstanding Production; NYLA), and The Traveling Imaginary with Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel) rated "Top 5 shows of the year" by NPR, and music fiction podcast Dreamboy (Night Vale Presents). Graduate of Northwestern University, Boston University, and a Drama League and WP Theater Time Warner Directing Fellow Alumni. ellieheyman.com